Oranges, Taronjes, Naranjas

December 3, 2016

És la temporada de taronja! It’s orange season! I just returned from a visit to Barcelona, that spectacular city on the Catalan coast.  While technically in Spain, the Catalan people beg to differ. Read more ›

Earl Grey Kombucha

August 26, 2016

Earl Grey is my new favorite tea for making kombucha. While the tea is just a black tea blend, it’s the addition of bergamot orange oil that makes it especially lovely. Read more ›

Naturally Fermented Lime Ginger Ale

August 25, 2016

Want to try your hand at wild fermentation? Ginger ale soda is an easy first step. Made from freshly grated ginger, lime zest and juice, sugar and water, fermented ginger ale works with wild yeasts and bacterias present on the ginger and in the air. Read more ›

Fermented Dill Pickles

August 23, 2016

I’m a dill pickle girl all the way. My mother’s dill pickles are the #2 thing I can in the house after tomatoes. So imagine my surprise when I found a fermented version that almost rivals my mom’s? Read more ›

Easy Kimchi

August 14, 2016

With summer produce in full swing, now is the time to start preserving the harvest. One of my staples is kimchi. Many people are surprised to learn that fermenting kimchi from scratch is really easy. Read more ›

Lemon Basil Gin and Tonic Cocktail

July 30, 2016

I’m not gonna lie. I need a gin and tonic, stat! It’s been pretty hot this summer in Minneapolis. 90+ degrees Read more ›

Rhubarb Vodka & Cocktail

June 18, 2016

Rhubarb is the first fruit-like produce on the scene after winter.  And while it’s around for a few months, I always forget to preserve it for winter.  Vodka and gin are a lovely way to capture that distinct essence of rhubarb.   Read more ›

Tomato Gastrique

May 15, 2016

Last week I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Lynn Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift of The Splendid Table, at a guided tomato tasting event for Muir Glen Organic, the brand I work on.   Read more ›

Spaghetti and Eggs with Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce

April 13, 2016

Ever wonder what I do with all my canned tomatoes or my backyard chicken eggs?  Here are two super easy recipes right out of your pantry: Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce and Spaghetti and Eggs.  Read more ›

Lazy Citrus Marmalade

March 13, 2016

Why marmalade?  Marmalade captures the bittersweet tangy brilliance that is citrus and preserve it for later in the year – like summer. I think that one of the only redeeming parts of winter is citrus fruit. I hate the cold and I live in Minnesota, so this is for reals.  Read more ›

Fermented Cauliflower Pickles

February 13, 2016

I just opened a jar of fermented cauliflower pickles that I put up last July from a huge head of cauliflower from my garden. The pickles are crisp and tangy, laced with tarragon, garlic, chili and mustard. Best of all, the pickle juice is carbonated. Read more ›

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